The Video Game Project

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Batman Returns

Batman ReturnsBatman Returns is a video game based on the film of the same name. The SNES version of the game was released in 1993 and was developed and published by Konami. It is fundamentally a left-to-right scrolling fighter beat 'em up, a genre that was featured heavily on the console at the time. The gameplay and graphics are very similar to the Final Fight games.

Batman Returns takes the player through seven scenes featured in the film and various members of the Red Triangle Circus Gang attack Batman throughout the game. Batman has a number of weapons and moves at his disposal, including the batarang. Each level ends with a boss character, which requires a little more effort and strategy to defeat. A number of levels are two-dimensional platform levels as opposed to the majority of the pseudo-3D levels where there is much freer movement is permitted. The fifth level consists of driving the Batmobile in a chase scene where Batman must chase bikers and a heavily armed van from the gang. In order to defeat them, the Batmobile uses a machine gun.

Batman Returns Prototype - Front

Proto - Front

Batman Returns Prototype - PCB

Proto - PCB

Batman Returns Prototype - Back

Proto - Back